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This 21-liter pack is the epitome of clean, functional design. A unique three-zip closure on the front allows you to easily see the contents of your bag without having to dump it all out. The face fabric is a super-durable 500-denier Cordura, which you’ll be hard-pressed to tear. Read our…

The “AG” stands for Anti-Gravity, Osprey’s term for the Atmos’s swath of torso-conforming mesh that allows airflow while providing balance and support. The unique design creates contact with your entire back, which, combined with tons of adjustability in the torso and hipbelt and four compression straps, allows you to stabilize…

Our testers Elizabeth Miller and Justin Nyberg called the Griffin “the most dynamic and customizable big-load hauler we’ve seen.” That’s what made this multi-day pack worthy of a Gear of the Year award in 2019. “If you often find yourself stopping to fiddle with the fit of…

This suitcase-style pack is ideal for keeping your gear organized and separated. The internal padded laptop sleeve keeps electronic devices safe, and a small pocket on the front of the pack fits documents, a phone, or a notebook. You can carry the Mission three ways: as a suitcase, over the…

If you’re looking for an airy hauler for extended trips, this is it. “It feels like cheating to hoist a 60-liter pack that tips the scales at only two pounds,” we wrote in our Buyer’s Guide test of the best packs. “There are no side­-entry zippers or…

This duffel is one of our favorite weekender travel bags. The Rolling Thunder is basically the much-loved Basecamp Duffel with wheels. It has a 40-liter capacity and is waterproof so it’ll stand up to plenty of abuse. Plus, the bag is still carry-on size, so you can keep it…

The LifeStraw’s membrane removes 99.9 percent of bacteria and parasites. We like it so much we included a version of the filter in our 2018 roundup of the best men's thru-hiking gear.

The Crown VC has all the bells and whistles you need, like compression straps, a ventilated back panel, and stretch pockets on the shoulder straps hold cell phone or earbuds, but still weighs barely over two pounds. Going on a shorter trip? The roll-top closure accommodates varied load volumes making…

This pack is a larger version of the ACT Lite we included in our best women’s backpacking packs roundup. We especially like how the expandable collar adds 10 liters of storage. “If you’re shopping online and can’t try on the pack in person, the ACT Lite is likely to…

Everyone's quick to tell you all the reasons to go lighter. Allow me to explain why they're wrong.

Adjusting your pack seems like it should be simple, that is until you're struggling down the trail after not correctly dialing in the fit

The Deva 70 is a slightly older version of a standout hauler we highlighted as “the biggest, most comfortable women’s pack on the market.” The suspension, dialed specifically to fit a woman’s frame, allows for a customizable fit. It also includes a removable daypack that doubles as a…

Retro tech meets modern looks in the new Kelty Zyp and Zyro

The Rise 32 is designed for multiple days in the backcountry. The women’s-specific fit includes a narrow shoulder harness, shaped hipbelt, and shorter torso length. The Rise has a full back-panel zipper opening for quick access, reinforced ski and snowboard carry (snowshoe compatible, too), ice-ax and trekking-pole loops, and an…

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